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Police continue search for suspects in gang-related shooting (Pharr, TX): Pharr police continue to search for suspects connected to a gang-related shooting over two months ago. It happened back on May 21st on the 500 block of W. Clark Street. A man standing outside the home was gunned down by a suspect in a black SUV.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: July 28, 2014

Police bust 20 suspected gang members and affiliates (Seguin, TX): A major law enforcement operation took down 20 alleged Mexican Mafia or Orejones gang members or their affiliates on Monday. The bust comes after eight months of investigations and 17 sealed indictments.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: July 28, 2014

Tattoo removal program in the Basin (Midland, TX): In the Permian Basin's booming economy just about anyone can find a job but for some people on the job hunt; vulgar, racist, and gang related tattoos may spell unemployment.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: July 27, 2014

MS-13 member arrested in Rio Grande City (Rio Grande City, TX): Rio Grande City police detained a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13) after a noise complaint early this morning.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: July 22, 2014

Expert warns immigrant children could be easy recruits for gangs (Houston, TX): Some are concerned that the unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. might become easy recruits for criminal gangs. "It worries me a great deal," said Mike Knox, a former Houston police officer who helped start the department's first divisional gang unit. "They come to this country without parents or adult supervision, they will be ripe for someone to promise them to be like a 'family' – one of the promises street gangs make."
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 18, 2014

AISD students to graduate from anti-gang youth camp (Austin, TX): School may be out for the summer but that's not stopping one group of students from learning valuable lessons. AISD Police and APD are teaming up for an anti-gang youth camp to help rising fifth graders make good decisions.
Source: KTBC FOX 7 News    Date: July 17, 2014

Arrest made in possible gang-related shooting incident (Lufkin, TX): A 18-year-old was arrested today on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a shooting incident on Eleanor Street last week.
Source: The Lufkin News    Date: July 17, 2014

Lufkin PD: Local gang members moving on to Bloods, Crips (Lufkin, TX): From assaults to burglaries, gang activity is on the rise in Lufkin.Just this summer, several incidents have been linked back to area gangs. The most recent incident was Friday, when a man was shot in the leg at the intersection of Jones and Cunningham.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: July 15, 2014

Rash of graffiti shows up in Arlington, White Settlement (Arlington, TX): Karen and Jobie Smith have lived in their southwest Arlington home on the corner of 3400 Ruidoso Drive for 31 years without experiencing any vandalism. But one morning this week, Jobie Smith went out to get the newspaper and found graffiti spray-painted on their fence — the letters VTF, followed by x3 and the world Diablo with the letter a backwards.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 11, 2014

Bus tour takes Dallas teens away from gangs (Dallas, TX): While many teens were sleeping or heading to summer jobs early Friday morning, nearly 40 teens and young adults from the Oak Cliff area gathered outside an apartment complex waiting to board a motor coach for a unique bus tour across Dallas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: July 11, 2014

Lufkin Police looking for shooter in gang-related Englewood subdivision incident (Lufkin, TX): Lufkin Police are still sorting out the details of what is believed to be a gang-related incident that left a teen wounded in the leg and his alleged shooter at large.
Source: The Lufkin News    Date: July 11, 2014

Arrests in North Abilene robberies lead police to gang-related activity (Abilene, TX): Abilene Police have made some arrests in a couple of Abilene north side robberies and ended up uncovering gang activity involving teenagers being supplied with weapons to commit crimes and even ordered to kill via social media.
Source:    Date: July 10, 2014

Cooke County ranked one of the highest threat for gang activity in Texas (Cooke County, TX): An annual assessment released by the Department of Public Safety shows one North Texas county has one of the highest concentrations of gang activity in Texas.
Source: KXII 12 News    Date: July 9, 2014

Former gang member has big plans for East Side (San Antonio, TX): One San Antonio east side man has made it his life's mission to encourage young children to head down the right path. "A lot of different people come from the east side – astronauts, lawyers, doctors. It's more than just the negative image that people show," Alvin Perry said. Perry was raised on the east side of town. By the age of 13, he said he was already knee deep in the gang life.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 8, 2014

Killeen grapples with gang activity (Killeen, TX): Symbols. They have been seen crudely tagged on fences, on Dumpsters in alleys or the back of buildings around the city: A star, a rabbit with one bent ear, a pitchfork. They are the markings of Killeen’s gangs. Police have tied the city’s various gangs to several serious crimes.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: July 6, 2014

Street gang charge dropped against Abilene man (Abilene, TX): A serious felony charge has been dropped against an Abilene man. According to police records, Scott Weinstein, 32, was arrested in May of 2013 for direct activities of a street gang. The charges were dismissed in the 350th District Court last week on Friday.
Source: KTXS 12 News    Date: July 2, 2014

DA, Port Arthur Police file gang injunction (Port Arthur, TX): Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw and the Port Arthur Police Department are filing a civil injunction. Its part of an effort to combat gang related activity in Port Arthur. The role of the injunction will be to specify certain areas that will be considered "safety zones."
Source: KBMT 12 News    Date: July 2, 2014

FBI: Gang members chatted about teen's planned killing on Facebook (Houston, TX): When a gang member contracts a hit on someone, the last place you would think the planned killing would be talked about is on Facebook. But in the 2013 brutal slaying of a Klein Forest High School student on federal land, an FBI special agent testified Tuesday that one of the suspects allegedly discussed the hit on the ubiquitous social network.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 1, 2014

Officials: Texas Gang Threat Assessment misrepresents Gainesville (Austin, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released in April an updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment report that ranks Gainesville and Cooke County in the high risk category.
Source: Gainesville Daily Register    Date: June 28, 2014

Two indicted over body found in Sam Houston National Forest near Houston, alleged gang slaying (Houston, TX): Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2013 alleged gang-related slaying of a teen whose mutilated body was found in a forest near Houston.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 26, 2014

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